Monday, 24 January 2011

NOTD: Winter Sunshine

Don't get me wrong, I do love the deeper, darker nail shades that come with the winter months but today, as I glanced out of my window and saw the sun peeping through the clouds (for the first time in what felt like an eternity!), I felt it appropriate for some bright talon loving!

So I caressed my nails with Revlon's Tropical Temptation - a gorgeous bright coral colour, bound to add a bit of sunshine to anyone's day!

Thanks for reading!
Abi xx


Calling All Wonder Women (and MAC lovers)!

If, like me, you eagerly await the glorious arrival of the new MAC goodies every month then here's a post just for you! A sneek peak at March's new collection - and it's not one for the faint-hearted!

Here's what MAC have to say about it:
Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!
Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!
Look at some of the delights we have to look forward to!

I'm particularly looking forward to the reappearance of Marquise d' lipstick (which appeared in the Blonde, Brunette, Redhead collection a couple of years ago) and the ever addictive MSFs which I'm sure will be as mesmerizing as ever!

I'm not a fan of the packaging however. A bit on the cheap and tacky side, it reminds me of something I would have got free in a happy meal back in the day! What do you think?

Thanks for reading!
Abi xx

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

NOTD: The Perfect Red?

After searching high and low for that perfect red polish I think I may have finally found it, and the best part is, it was located in none other than the pound shop!! It's by Revlon and the shade is Get Reddy but I have a feeling that it may have been discontinued or be from an old collection for me to get my hands on it at such a minimal fee! It's a beautiful rich red colour with just a hint of shimmer and, as I have been known to sport a sunglasses-worthy colour or two in my time, I feel all grown up when I wear this =).

As far as application goes, I have always been impressed by the Revlon polishes and this particular one is no different. You could happily get away with just one coat, but I like to always add another for good measure.
The Lorraine-esque glitter nail is NYC Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in 101A White Lights Glitter over the top of Get Reddy. Hope you like =).

Thanks for reading.
Abi xx

Best Dressed: January 2011

It may not be the end of January yet but as a self-confessed fashion and celeb magazine junkie I've been avidly trawling the pages of Grazia, Look, Heat etc to see what latest ensembles the celebs are currently sporting and was so inspired, I just had to make this post now!

So here's my take on the best dressed ladies of the new year!

Lauren Conrad
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In my opinion, no Best Dressed list would be complete without the presence of the gorgeous LC. To me she always looks effortlessly chic and stylish. This gorgeous beige dress is simple but compliments her figure perfectly by nipping her in at her smallest part. The colour looks fabulous with her skin tone too! And I want those shoes!

Victoria Beckham

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This lady seriously knows how to put an outfit together doesn't she?! She manages to find the perfect balance between trendy and timelessly stylish everytime and always dresses appropriately for her figure and age. Again, gimme those shoes!

Frankie Sandford - The Saturdays
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Sorry it's not a great picture but I am in love with Frankie's cardigan! The ring's is right up my street aswell and the bag's lovely too.

The Kardashian Sisters

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This gorgeous trio always look stunning. I am EXTREMELY envious of their beautiful flowing locks and perfect figures and every outfit I've ever seen them in has looked great whether they're lounging around their multi million dollar pad on Keeping Up With The Kardashians or attending a showbiz event! Loving Khloe's new do aswell!

Thank you for reading!
Who do you think are this month's best dressed?
Abi xx

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

'Naked' Shampoos and Conditioners

We all know that having bleached blonde hair can be a pain in the bum at times. However, having dabbled in different shades of brunette, red and even purple (didn't last long!) I just can't seem to wave goodbye to the bright blonde hue I hold so dear to my heart. As we're all aware though, this can pose some problems with regards to hair health and length.

I've always longed for flowing, waist length hair but with my poor barnet suffering from years of dying damage, this hasn't been the easiest of ventures! However, whilst searching for tips on how to grow long hair on Youtube, aside from all the usual suggestions such as no heat appliances, healthy eating, drinking lots of water, something I had not considered before was using all natural shampoos and conditioners. The videos I watched taught me that the sulphates and parabens you will find in near enough every other shampoo and conditioner out there are really damaging to your locks. So I set sail on my all natural mission....

And, whilst probing the shelves of Boots I discovered Naked Shampoos and Conditioners. 97% Natural and completely free of sulphates and parabens. Priced at £3.99 I thought why not give it a whirl? So I picked up the Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner and was very impressed indeed! My hair genuinely felt healthier from the first wash and even more so after a few washes.

Now several months on I use the Colour Protecting shampoo and conditioner and I'm even more impressed. My hair hasn't felt so healthy in a long time and I truely believe I'm well on my way to those flowing locks I have for so long desired!

Naked products can be purchased online at or at Boots. They don't test on animals either!

PS I'm not being sponsored or endorsed or anything for this blog post, I genuinely just really love these products!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Hello there blogging world!

Good evening ladies and gents! (Or should I say good morning as I'm writing this at 2am?!) Welcome to my brand spanking shiny new blog! I hope you've been pleased so far (aesthetically at least, as I appreciate there isn't a great deal of reading material as of yet!)

To get the ball rolling in this blogging malarky I thought I would tell you about a few of my favourite things so you can get to know me a little...

Numbero uno...Laughing
I guess this might be a bit of an obvious one - who doesn't like laughing? But there's something about sharing that cheek-hurting, side-splitting merriment with your besties that fills me with joy =).

Number two...Cupcakes
All that scrumminess in a perfectly presented little package...what's not to love?!

                                                       Number three...Nail polish
Some may call my relationship with it an unhealthy obsession...I merely label it a hobby ;-)

Number four...Sunshine!
Whether on an icy winter morning or a lazy summer afternoon, there's nothing like the feeling of the sun shining on your face through the clouds to brighten up your day!

                                                       Number five...Sparkles!
As superficial as it sounds, a bit of sparkle always seems to make everything better!

Thanks for reading ladies!
What are a few of your favourite things??
Abi xx

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